I have been interested in sound healing for a long time and follow some of the top experts in the field. One of those experts is Jonathan Goldman. I have been on his newsletter list for years and have some of his music, and also the “Gaia Frequency Brain Tuners” he sells.
In Jonathan’s latest newsletter, he announced the release of his new book “The Humming Effect, Sound Healing for Health and Happiness”. It has just been released, so I don’t have a copy of the book yet, but I researched some of the benefits of humming since it sounded so interesting and am sharing them with you.
Humming is a simple and natural activity that people engage in, but we typically don’t give much thought to it, if at all. Humming tends to increase oxygen in the blood. It is believed that humming while exhaling slowly stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system which triggers the relaxation response. Having more oxygen in the blood and feeling more relaxed has many benefits.
Benefits of Humming
- Stress relief
- Reduced blood pressure
- Decreased heart rate
- Calms the nervous system
- Potentially unblock sinuses and keeps them healthy
- Muscles in the face, jaw and shoulders relax
- Thoughts slow down
- Worry dissolves
- Focus increases
- Sleep comes easier and experienced more deeply
Who knew humming could be so beneficial?
You can hum your favorite songs throughout the day, or as you listen to the radio. Although, you might want to stick to times when you are alone as not everyone is open to hearing other people’s cheery humming.
You can hum a single sound like Mmm, Om or Ah during meditation to help you slow down and center yourself quickly and naturally.
I invite you to include humming on a more regular basis so you can enjoy the physical and mental benefits of this simple activity.
Here is an interesting tip I discovered when researching this topic: Humming while you read activates your peripheral vision and inhibits narrow vision. This allows you to read more in a shorter amount of time. Also, humming and smiling at the same time increase the results.
Also, try covering your ears while you hum for a more intense experience.
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